Seven people injured in Burwood crash after car climbs onto footpath in Sydney’s west
Several people were injured after a car crash forced a vehicle onto a sidewalk before plowing through a group of pedestrians.
Emergency services responded to reports of a collision between a vehicle and pedestrians along Burwood Road, Burwood, in Sydney’s inner west, around 12.25am on Sunday.
A total of seven people, five pedestrians and two passengers in a Toyota Camry, were injured in the incident and taken to various hospitals for treatment, but their lives are not believed to be in danger.
The 19-year-old driver of a Ford Ranger who was using the footpath was arrested at the scene before being taken to Burwood Police Station where he is assisting with the police investigation.
The Ford Ranger allegedly struck the Toyota Camry – which was being used as a ride-sharing vehicle – while accepting a ticket before hitting five pedestrians and coming to a stop after colliding with a stationary vehicle.
NSW Police confirmed in a statement that officers from the Burwood Area Command established a crime scene which was examined by “specialist police from the Accident Investigation Unit”.
“As investigations continue, traffic diversions have been put in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area,” a New South Wales Police statement said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.